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Old 09-25-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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I am looking, mostly out of curiosity, for anyone who has ever had the Kinsu 2000 (and yes, Kinsu, not Ginsu) brand knife set. I am going to assume here being a google search only produced one item matching Kinsu, and that being a set for sale on ebay, that it is pretty much a knock off brand of the Ginsu sets. My question is how good are these knives, are they a good set or have I just gotten stuck with a mediocre at best set. Not that it really matters as I paid a whopping $2 for the entire set at a second hand shop so there's nothing to complain about, I am just curious how good of a set this is that I just picked up.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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Posting an update here for anyone who might be interested now that I have had a while to use this set. So far I don't have any complaints about this set, it seems to be extremely sharp, it cuts through meat with good ease, even fatty chicken breast pieces. Seems to be fairly durable, I only have one knife from the set that the blade has detached from the handle, unsure if this is a flaw, or misuse by the previous owner, as it was broken when I brought it home, every other knife seems to be in good shape. All in all I have no real complaints about this set, sharp and durable, the grips are nice and don't slip. I do have some actual Ginsu knives that I have picked up and it seems that the knockoff set from Kinsu 2000 seems to out perform the Ginsu brand. Not sure if I would recommend if you are looking for an expensive fancy set, but definitely worth picking up if you can find a set for $20 or less. Most certainly worth the $2 I spent.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Are these the same knives that they give a sales pitch for at wal mart and wholesale clubs like sams costco and bjs? I have a free sample knife and I like it but I didnt spend the money they wanted for a set. The one thing I do not understand is how they can claim the knife will never get dull never no matter what you do with it? I do not beleive that.

One of the sets they were selling had the handle made of the same metal as the knife so there was no attached handle. I liked the idea.
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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I believe you are thinking of the Ginsu brand, I think that was one of their sales pitches was the never needs sharpening. The set I own is Kinsu 2000, which as far as I know (and I am making a fairly large assumption here) is a knockoff of the Ginsu brand, though being I have a couple Ginsu knives as well and can compare, I like the Kinsu knives better. The Ginsu knives I have aren't bad mind you, just the Kinsu seems to cut more easily through meats and cheeses. Veggies aren't a match for either set, but then again if you can't cut a veggie with your knife there's a problem.
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